City of Aiken Planning Department

111 Chesterfield St. S • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803-642-7608

City of Aiken Comprehensive Plan Update

Plan Aiken

The City of Aiken’s Comprehensive Plan serves as the foundational document that guides all aspects of the ongoing growth and development of the city. The purpose of developing a Comprehensive Plan is to provide long-range strategic direction to the city’ s governing body, appointed boards, and administrative staff as they develop and implement projects, programs and policies that affect the city, its residents, businesses and community organizations. As a “living document” the Comprehensive Plan is intended to be updated on a regular basis, with planning periods typically covering a 10 year planning horizon in order to both ensure ongoing relevancy as well as to comply with statutory mandates for a full update of the plan every 10 years. At the 5 year point following the adoption of the plan, the city is also required by statute to perform a full review of the plan. The mandated reviews and updates help to ensure the relevancy of the information and guidance that the plan provides to the city, ensuring the plan’s ongoing relevance to the community.

Visit this page for project and meeting updates, as meeting dates are subject to change. Click here to view upcoming meetings.

Project Schedule

Project schedule is subject to change. Visit this page for updates.


Public Participation Opportunities

  • Aiken’s Makin’ (in person) – September 9-10, 2022
  • Oktoberfest (in person) – September 24, 2022 CANCELLED
  • Additional Public Hearings – to be announced


Past Meetings and Meeting Materials

  • Coming soon!


Draft Plan Document and Maps Coming soon!


How to Get Involved

  • Provide input any time by contacting the City of Aiken Planning Department at (803) 642-7608 or completing this survey.
  • Stay tuned for additional public engagement meetings and opportunities for public comment on the draft Comprehensive Plan – anticipated to be scheduled for Spring of 2023


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